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The Live Oak Senior Center was established in 1974 by a group of Live Oak residents committed to providing a place for resources for seniors. Today many of the original non-profits continue to provide services to seniors in the Santa Cruz community.

In addition, we provide space for groups to meet on a weekly, monthly or one-time basis. Our location in Live Oak, easily accessible by bus and with ample parking, allows us to provide a place for the community to meet for a variety of reasons: to get advice on Medicare supplements, to have lunch, to play bridge, to paint, to discuss current events and to exercise.

Our History

Elena Baskin Live Oak Multipurpose Senior Center

The Year was 1975 when two community-minded Senior Commissioners began focus groups on senior issues. These individuals recognized not only senior needs but also the wanting of a site. If one quality stood out in these individuals, it was their insight. Insight to see concrete needs and to intuit unspoken needs, as well.

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